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.nyc TLD 5-6 PM today via G+ Hangout "Engaging The Public's Imagination"

Tom L.
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Group Organizer
Jackson Heights, NY
The .nyc TLD will be activated next year and will become available. Today from 5-6 PM (Thursday, September 5) we'll be discussing  ways to fruitfully engage the public in planning for its arrival. We'll meet online at a Google Hangout.
Research indicates that 85% of the public is unaware of a TLD's role. We'll discuss ways to reduce that number while inviting New Yorkers to help set policies that assure the TLD serves the public interest.
We'll review the barriers to effective participation in public policy formation - lack of awareness, low literacy, and information overload - and how we might breach them.  The focus will be on:

  • Outreach to alert and engage potential participants
  • Converting them into effective commenters
  • Making appropriate background information accessible

City Hall's .NYC Advisory Board is turning its attention to this matter and your thoughts will be brought to the Board's attention. (I'm a member.)
Please join me at 5 today at this Google Hangout.
Tom Lowenhaupt

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